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30 Minute Baby Blanket Tutorial

Learn how to sew a quick baby blanket using 2 pieces of fabric and 30 minutes of time.

Need a baby blanket quick? This one only takes 30 minutes. Great for baby showers and presents for new moms.

Sometimes there comes a time when you are surprised with an invite to a baby shower.  That has happened a couple of times around here.  I find that the best and quickest baby blanket is this blanket.

With two fabrics you can sew up this simple baby blanket in no time at all!  These are great to make in a bunch at a time and keep on hand for those last minute grab and give.

30 minute baby blanket tutorial

Materials Needed:

2 pieces of fabric exactly the same size– one for each side of the blanket

  • One fabric will be the top and the other will be the backing for the blanket making it double sided!  They can be coordinating fabric, the same or some fun contrasting fabric.

Used for this tutorial– 2 flannel fabrics.  Sizes: 42″ X 46″

You can pick up the fabric here , here or here.

*you could also use flannel and fleece for this baby blanket

Additional supplies you may need:

30 minute baby blanket two fabric needed super quick and simple to sew

30 Minute Baby Blanket Instructions~

1) Lay your fabrics right sides together

2)  Pin around the outside

3)  Sew all the way around, leaving a 3″ opening for turning

sew the opening closed

4)  Snip corners, turn right sides out and iron the seams

5)  Using a ladder stitch, close the opening

ladder stitch the opening closed

6)  Sew all the way around the outside edge about 1/4″ – 1/2″ from the edge

sewing around the quilt

That’s is.  Your ready to roll it up and save it for a quick gift.

Even if it’s for a little kid and not a baby, these still work great!  Use a little bit longer piece of fabric to make it a bit larger.

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two fabric baby quilt tutorial super cute and simple to sew in one day


Need a baby blanket quick? This one only takes 30 minutes. Great for baby showers and presents for new moms. #QUILTING #SEWING

Need a burb cloth?  Here’s a caterpillar baby set, along with a bib.

caterpillar applique tutorial | bib and burp rag | patchwork posse #applique #hexagon

29 thoughts on “30 Minute Baby Blanket Tutorial

  1. Carol Gibbs

    I have been making this sweet little blankets for years! Just vary the length of your fabrics and you can adjust from infants to adults. Lots of fun, easy to make and one of a kind.

  2. Helen

    What would you consider the largest size quilt using this method would be? I’m thinking beyond a


  3. colleen

    love all these great ideas. will not have enough time to make them all. lol.

  4. Anne

    A simple blanket like this makes a sweet gift! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your tutorial:

  5. Hope Schmitt Lynn

    I love this little baby blanket. It will save me a lot of time on the baby quilts I need to make for our Church.

  6. Pam

    Thank you for sharing baby blanket , I have my first grandson and am going to make a lot of these blankets has he grows. I have never made a blanket and am really excited to make this one. I love the burp rag idea has well, I am going to try and make that one as well. I think with that burp rag and the book that goes along with it “The Hungry Catapelliar” will be a great gift for any baby shower. Thank you again.


  7. Patti Verburg

    i have been making these for about 35 years. They are really nice if you use a cotton blend on one side and flannel on the other. It takes a bit longer but you can also make it larger by sewing strips together, then put a thin batting between the fabrics and sewing on the seam lines when turned right side out and it is more like a quilt.

  8. Lillian

    Loved that pattern
    I lov r making baby blankets. I am an elder and can’t take s lot of time on a project. This is perfect where I canc add trim etc. to individualize each blanket.

  9. Becky

    Thanks for your sweet comments- so happy it works for you! It is perfect for a quick project for donation or baby showers. Adding a little handmade is perfect for anything…and yes- Lillian adding a fun trim is a great way to add a little bit of special as well.

  10. Susan

    I am in love with the flannel you used for this blanket. May I ask where you found it? I sew a lot of flannel blankets and would love to get my hands on that pattern. lol

  11. Amber

    Hi Becky. I love your blog and so happy to find your project on Pinterest. Just want to personally thank you and let you know that I featured this project on my blog in my sewing for babies post.

    Here it is,

    Please let me know if I missed something or if you want to change and add information about your blog.


    P.s. I’m a new fan. 🙂

  12. Helen

    Really cute blankets, I know my girls would love them, not sure if my skill level is up to it as yet.

  13. Fran

    Just two pieces of fabric doesn’t really make a baby blanket. Shouldn’t there be something in the middle?


  14. Kathy

    do you wash the fabric first or at all? Love the fabric you used.

  15. Tracy

    I love the fabric with the little children on it, where did you but that ? I have to have it!

  16. Becky

    It might be from American Jane collection? Not sure. I’ve had it a long time. It’s a flannel as well.

  17. Simona

    This is really useful for me too, thanks ))) Such colourful designs!

  18. dawn jones

    Hi, I have made a few of these now, just wondering how they wash up because you only sew around the edge.

  19. Becky

    They do just fine. If it’s a super big blanket you might want to do either a few ties or knots or quilting lines. But they hold up just fine.

  20. Lucy

    Just what I am looking for, My first great grand daughter is on her way. The first girl in the family in 50 years.

  21. Patty

    Hi all,
    About 15yrs ago I made very similar blankets for 1e of my nieces and nefews.
    What I did different was on 1 side I used a regular, 200 count to 400 count twin size sheet, and the other side, a regular twin size flannel sheet…!

    I used the same sewing method, and they all loved them dearly.

    I was able to match the flannel sheet Print, to each of their personalities.

    When it is warmer out, they could put sheet side down, and when cooler out, flannel side down. Really works out great!

    Bought several sheet sets, (on sale, and in seconds hand stores) that matched and coordinated colors accordingly.

  22. Robin

    Hi, Do you wash the fabric prior to sewing and if so, do you need to sew around the edges of the fabric before that initial wash?

  23. Chris

    I use them as receiving blankets all the time and the new mom’s love the size. The ones they are buying are so small and not at all warm. If you want them thicker add a lightweight batting .

  24. Joann Rush

    Where did you get that Dick and Jane fabric. I absolutely love that.

  25. Becky

    the fabric was from my stash and is a flannel print. It was from awhile back….I really don’t remember! So sorry- that’s not fun not to know and find it now! I’m totally no help.

  26. Carol Steverson

    I still do not find directions for Hankie baby quilt.

  27. Becky is where you’ll find a few options- have fun!

  28. Abby

    So cute! My daughter and I made it. So easy!

  29. Annette von Brughan

    Thx so much for a lovely pattern. I will use scraps of different colour yarn and a darning needle to sew tufts through both layers to keep the pieces together in the middle.

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